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Michigan-class
USS Michigan BBGN-74
USS Michigan (BBGN-74) on sea trials.

Country of Origin

United States of America

Predicessor

Hawaii-class

Successor

Arizona-class

Length

465 meters

Width

None

Propulsion

1 nuclear reactor

Builder

Harmon International Shipyards at Newport News

Ships in Class

11

Top Speed

0 knots

“The United States Navy is beginning to improve it's strength in battleships. And that starts with the Michigan.”
— An Unnamed U.S. Admiral at the commissioning of the Michigan (BBGN-74).

History

Construction

The Michigan-class has been in development by the United States dating back to the late 1980's with the proposed arsenal ship. When the project was cancelled in favor of the conversion of the Ohio-class submarines, Congress waited until 1999 to approve construction of the class. The ships were laid down in 2000, but construction never began until 2005.

The class underwent many design changes over the years. Many suggested that the Michigans should be a heavily modified Iowa-class design, a missile platform, or a submersible battleship. Then it was made a nuclear powered guided missile battleship. In April 2014, the class was almost completed and was expected to be completed by September. 

The Insurrectionist War

TBA

The War with Prometheus

TBA

Early World War V and Transfer to Britain

TBA

British Service

TBA

Return to the United States

TBA

Ships in Class

Ship Hull Number Homeport
Michigan BBGN-74 Norfolk, Virginia
Alaska BBGN-75 Anchorage, Alaska
District of Columbia BBGN-76 Baltimore, Maryland
Indiana BBGN-77 Los Angeles, California

Names in the Royal Navy

Ship Hull Number Original Name
William Wallace BB-1 Alaska (BBGN-75)
Queen Anne BB-2 Indiana (BBGN-77)
Nelson BB-3 Michigan (BBGN-74)
Dreadnought BB-4 District of Columbia (BBGN-76)

Gallery

Trivia

  • The original superstructure on the Michigan was inspired by the USS Nighthawk and USS Zumwalt.
  • The Michigan-class is the first of the guided missile battleship line branching off from the Hawaii-class.
    • The battleship line was branched after the Hawaii-class between conventional battleships and modern battleships. The Nevada-class was the first of the standard division, meaning that both the Michigan (BBGN-74) and Nevada (BB-74) share the same number (74), but are in two different lines.
  • The class was originally said to look like a heavily armed training cruiser but was said by Harmonmj13 that it was the same width as the Iowa-class but 65 meters longer.
  • Michigan's original design was planned to be a modified Iowa-class design before Harmonmj13 changed it to the class' first design.
    • The refit operation made by the United Kingdom, followed by the additional one made by the United States, the ship's superstructure became similar to the original planned design.
  • The U.K. removed the fourth Mk 7 16"/50 caliber gun turret from each ship to house a larger helipad for one V-22 Osprey and three F-35B Lightning IIs, which resulted in the United States having the class retain their new primary armament of three turrets.

Predicessors:

Hawaii-class

Michigan-class

Successor:

Redemption-class